The National Civil Rights Museum And Bridges Present MLK50 You Convening Featuring National Young Activists

The National Civil Rights Museum And Bridges Present MLK50 You Convening Featuring National Young Activists
More than 350 local high school students are expected to participate in Our Time, Our Voice, an MLK50 Youth Convening on November 10. Internationally recognized activists Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and DJ Cavem will headline the event.
Co-hosted by the National Civil Rights Museum and BRIDGES, the free event will feature workshops, speakers and networking opportunities to develop and amplify youth voice and promote the Youth Voices platform for the museum’s MLK50 Commemoration.
Workshops will focus on youth engagement in nonviolence training, conflict resolution, community change, and social justice issues directly affecting youth.
Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) Martinez serves as Youth Director of Earth Guardians. The 17-year-old indigenous hip-hop artist, author of the book We Rise, and a powerful voice in the youth-led environmental movement. He has been featured on PBS, Showtime, Upworthy, Aljazeera, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, VICE, and in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian and more.
Martinez will conduct a book-signing of his September 2017 release, We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet, at the National Civil Rights Museum on Thursday, November 9, at 6 p.m.
DJ Cavem, a.k.a. Chef Ietef, is an environmental hip-hop artist and activist focused on food justice, gang intervention, race and politics, organic gardening and graffiti art. He was recently featured on The Rachel Ray Show, and is a founder of Going Green Living Bling and Culinary Concerts. He’s also one of the first O.G.s (organic gardeners) at Denver’s GrowHaus. For the past decade, DJ Cavem has been using his music as a platform to educate and spark conversations around environmental and food justice issues.
Our Time, Our Voice is open to any and all youth in grades 9-12. Registration is required at bit.ly/MLK50youthconvening.

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